What We Are About
Sasiani African Safaris is not your standard African Safari Travel Agent rather we reconnect people with nature through a very diverse collection of professional experienced based and personalised safaris. As a Conservation Advocate we progressively supports African organisations that are leading the way in Environmental, Economic and Cultural Sustainability through Ecotourism and Conservation Tourism as well as Responsible and Visionary Practices.
Sasiani was created to accommodate the various needs of discerning travellers, as well as the more cost-conscious adventurers whilst providing third party funding to conservation initiatives and non-profit organisations that help protect and support local communities and vulnerable Eco-systems in Africa. Additionally, we financially donate to wildlife conservation initiatives and animal welfare in Australia. Therefore we do not inject money into glossy marketing merchandise rather our focus is to create life changing experiences that enables Sasiani to continue to contribute to the preservation of ‘African & Australian Wildlife and Threatened Environments’; so, they are here for generations to come.
”In essence we are about creating unforgettable memories and experiences that educate and positively change the way guests view sustainable travel, the natural world and conservation. Ideally, we want our guests to become ambassadors for conservation around the world and return to Africa”
Sasiani not only crafts extraordinary African Safari Experiences, but also fashion Life Changing Adventures!
Amazing journeys begin with a vibrant history and there is no exception for our Founder and General Manager, Caroline Berkeley, whose African legacy spans more than 100 years. As an environmental scientist and dedicated naturalist Caroline has combined her passion for the natural world, her networking expertise, 30 years of international travel and management with some of Africa’s leading Conservation Tourism and Ecotourism Safari Operators to create Sasiani African Safaris.
Caroline’s true passion for Africa’s wildlife, people and natural world blossomed during a research placement in Kruger National Park, South Africa, many years ago. Throughout this time she envisioned a safari travel agency with a difference, one that specialises in diverse experience based safaris that reconnect people with nature and personalised travel that not only caters for the travel enthusiast, but also the physically disabled and anyone up for an adventure. Subsequently, this experience was the seed that has been nurtured to become Sasiani African Safaris.
As a self-proclaimed adventurer, some of Caroline’s escapade credits include; driving the vastness of Namibia’s deserts, cycling in the Kalahari, solo driving the South African/Mozambique border, traversing Northern Botswana, walking amongst Africa’s iconic wildlife and participating in African rhino, elephant and ecology field research projects. Her travel adventures have taken her around the world, in addition to working in America, Australia, England, Scotland, Fiji, New Zealand, Samoa, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
We’re Dedicated to Creating your Adventure of a Lifetime – Caroline Berkeley
Sasiani – Looking out from the front porch – 1949
What’s in the Name “Sasiani”
Sasiani African Safaris was proudly named after Caroline’s family farm near Eldoret in Kenya. Her grandfather, Ronald Berkeley, named the farm after the Sosiani River (with a slight spelling adjustment) that snakes through the heart of Eldoret giving life to the town. The name “Sasiani” perfectly depicts Ronald; he was a passionate and spirited adventurer, dedicated conservationist and advocate for the people. “Sasiani, is the perfect name”.
Why Choose Sasiani?
Quite Simply! We Offer Excitement, Fun, Educational Adventures, Cultural & Conservation Experiences and Some of the Best Wildlife Viewing in Southern Africa
We offer high-end luxury to more cost friendly safari options. Our portfolio consists of not only the industries finest but the world’s finest safari operators and suppliers, and our reliable and dedicated African teams have over 35 years professional on the ground experience preparing authentic safaris from beginning to end.More